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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Justin Isosceles 2001
Justin Isosceles 2001
(search item no. 74980)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The ISOSCELES has a brilliant ruby color with garnet hues. Layers upon layers of aromas appear as this wine evolves in the glass. Toasted oak, pencil lead, and caramel combine with cherry, black currant and earthy components on the nose. A delicate, soft entry is complemented by raspberry, strawberry and black currant. Cedar and spice appear after the fruit components and are quickly followed by a delicate balance of acidity and medium bodied tannins. On the finish, the wine leaves a lasting impression of toasted oak, strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant and blackberry.
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About Justin:

Justin and Deborah Baldwin acquired their land in 1981 and planted 72 acres in vineyards that same year. Initially they were wine growers, selling to other wineries. Then, in 1987, they harvested their first grapes bottled under the Justin label. Justin Winery concentrates on two Bordeaux styled red wines: Isoscleles, which is a 100% estate blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and Justification, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Varietals are planted to specific soil types on their hillside vineyards 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, on the Central Coast.